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19c Chinese scholarâs rock AMBER

19c Chinese scholar’s rock AMBER

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1426843
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19th century (late Qing Dynasty - 1890s to 1911) unusual Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a large natural amber nugget. The piece is true Baltic amber, large for amber as material, can be viewed from 2 sides, and conveys a very good feeling of a lonely mountain with its surface weathered by years of exposure to wind and water. Wonderful internal energy in the piece produced by combination of shape, texture and color of the material. Later carved rosewood stand, not particularly impressive, sticky putty is used to hold amber in position. Excellent object for a scholar’s desk. Amber itself weighs 75 grams, height with stand 4 3/8 inches.